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is critical. it cannot fail. >> cool stuff. great assignment, brian todd, roswell, knonew mexico. nasa steps aside as commercial space flight against under way. we'll go live to florida in 15 minutes for the launch of the spacex rocket. these are live pictures right now. there it is on the pad. we're going to take you there live for a live report. >>> moving on now, filmmaker refuses to give new york city outtakes frohis film. the city has filed a lawsuit to get them. an infamous case back in the limelight. that story is straight ahead. to help those affected and to cover cleanup costs. today, the beaches and gulf are open, and many areas are reporting their best tourism seasons in years. and bp's also committed to america. we support nearly 250,000 jobs and invest more here than anywhere else. we're working to fuel america for generations to come. our commitment has never been stronger. constipated? yeah. mm. some laxatives like dulcolax can cause cramps. but phillips' caplets don't. they have magnesium. for effective relief of occasional constipation. thanks. [ phillips' lady ] live the re
nasa used to do? >> and a large part we certainly are. we certainly are resupplying the international space station and ultimately sending astronauts to the space station. shuttles gone, commercial companies are the real deal now. and this is a big deal tonight if the weather holds up at the kennedy space center. a little bit iffy with clouds and rain showers expected to be in the area for the launch, but right now the space x falcon rocket is sitting on pad 40 at cape canaveral. the dragon spacecraft on top of it at 8:30 p.m. eastern time if all goes well. on its way to a rendezvous with the space station. a lot of people are saying, well, what's the big deal? they did this back in may. yes, they did. space x became the first commercial company to rendezvous bert and return to earth. but this is the real deal, 1,000 pounds of cargo going up. now, at the kennedy space center during a news briefing just the other day, bob cabana, said this is just the beginning. they are looking forward to when the commercial companies will carry humans. >> from a commercial point of view, the commerci
-- and liftoff. >> that right there marking a new era in space flight from cape canaveral florida. nasa has stepped aside to the international space station. and meningitis outbreak has grown by one-third in 24 hours. 91 cases in nine states including seven deaths. 27 cases since yesterday. nearly half of the new cases in michigan. men unskwraoeutious has been linked to contaminated steroid injections. and there's a voluntary recall for all the products from the manufacture. >>> most of the country's voting places are still open right now. the polls will stay open as long as people are waiting in line to vote. hugo chavez has been in charge for 13 years there. >>> now to some very disturbing video from the syrian war. some viewers, particularly children, may want to look away. here it is. we are told this person that you see running is a syrian boy, and that he was hit by sniper fire. cnn cannot independently confirm the video's authenticity. >>> and then an aircraft going down in a suburb. at least 100 people were killed today. >>> an investigation under way tonight at the un
nine rocket. >> that marking a new era. the first commercial flight into space. nasa has assigned spacex to a contract to ship cargo to i.s.s. live report from florida 20 minutes away. >>> the meningitis out break has grown by one-third in just 24 hours. 27 cases since yesterday. nearly half of the new cases in michigan. meningitis has been linked to contaminated steroid injections. the company issued a voluntary recall for all its products. >>> it's half 9:00 at night in venezuela where most of the country's voting places are still open right now. presidential election day and the polls will stay open as long as people are waiting in line to vote. hugo chavez is trying to win another term as president. he's been in charge for 13 years there. >>> now to some very disturbing video from the syrian war. some viewers, particularly children may want to look away. this person that you see run nig is a syrian boy. he was hit by sniper fire in aleppo. another amateur video is said to show a government aircraft going down in a damascus suburb. >>> an investigation under way at the universi
for the international space station. nasa has stepped aside, to ship cargo to the international space station. live report from florida. >>> a meningitis outbreak in the u.s. has grown one-third in just 24 hours. the cdc is confirming 91 cases in 9 states, including 7 deaths. 27 cases since yesterday. nearly half of the new cases in michigan. meningitis has been linked to contaminated steroid injections used to ease back and neck pain. the company that issued the injections have issued a recall for all its products. >>> it's after 9:00 at night in venezuela, where most of the polls are open. polls are open as long as people are waiting in line to vote. hugo chavez is trying to win another term as venezuela's president. >>> and now, to come very disturbing video from the syrian war. some viewers, particularly children, may want to look away. here it is. we're told you see this person running is a syrian boy. and he was hit by sniper fire in aleppo. cnn cannot confirm the video's authenticity. this video shows an air force going down in a suburb. a report says at least 100 people were killed today. >
with the space station. tonight's launch will be the first of many under a $1.6 billion contract with nasa. >>> honda is recalli268,000 crv vehicles. they say there is a faulty window switch in the driver's side door, and if it gets wet, it can start a fire. so far no crashes or injuries have been reported, but honda said it does have a switch for fires. >>> it's an affirmative action case in which the justices will hear arguments on race-based admissions in texas. here's the fts. abigail fisher, a white student, was rejected at u of t. high school students in the top 10% of their class are granted admission. but fisher fell short of that formula. race is just one of the factors. attorney davo abigdabel is president of the naacp. he supports affirmative action. attorney steven taylor who says they say they want to help but universities won't admit it. both guests have actually filed briefs on this fisher-u.t. case. mr. taylor, you first. what will be ms. fisr's arguments since she was on the 10% requirement that would have granted her admission based on her accomplishments. >> her argument
us in the 3:00 eastern hour for more. this is shaping up to be a historic weekend for nasa. the mars rover curiosity will try something that's never been done on the red planet before. we'll show you some of the latest pictures from mars. sleep train's inventory clearance sale ends columbus day. get 3 years interest-free financing on tempur-pedic. save 10%, 20%, even 35% on a huge selection of simmons and sealy clearance mattresses. even get free delivery! don't miss 3 years interest-free financing on tempur-pedic. the inventory clearance sale ends monday. superior service, best selection, lowest price, guaranteed. ♪ sleep train ♪ your ticket to a better night's sleep ♪ >>> nasa could make history on mars this weekend. it will order its recover curiosity to scoop up martian dirt by activating its robotic arm. it will analyze the soils makeup. curiosity is looking for minerals using x-ray defraction. this process has never been done on mars before. baseball's national league wild card playoff friday was wild. atlanta lost to the st. louis cardinals and fans littered the field. a
, launching from cape canaral, florida, last night. nasa stepping aside, but also signing space x to the $1.6 billion contract to ship cargo to the iss. i'm joined by tareq malik, also here with me fellow space geek chad myers. tareq, let me begin with you, because this is so significant. this is the first commercial flight here to the iss. this could be the beginning of some major things, but first, liftoff. how did it go? >> it was amazing. nasa had been saying and space x there was a chance of clouds, they don't want the rocket flying through clouds or trigger lightning on the way up. but the entire countdown through the evening was fairly smooth. and t minus zero, it soared into the sky, lit up like an artificial sun and we saw it for quite some time, even after passing through this clouds. it was just an amazing launch, an amazing delivery into orbit of this private spacecraft. >> hang tight for me. i have a question for you, chad. i read e of the engines failed upon ascent. so another engine had to, what, overcompensate. >> there are eight still. there were nine. one didn't do so well
, nasa will try something it has never done before on mars. the rover will use its robotic arm to conduct a very important test and we'll show you the latest pictures. [ male announcer ] it started long ago. it's called passion. and it's not letting up anytime soon. at unitedhealthcare insurance company, we understand that commitment. so does aarp, serving americans 50 and over for generations. so it's no surprise millions have chosen an aarp dicare supplement insurance plan, insured by unitedhealthcare insurance company. like all standardized medicare supplement plans, it helps cover some of what medicare doesn't pay. to find out more, call today. >>> welcome back. 36 minutes past the hour now. space travel is now officially a business. the first privately contracted resupply mission to the international space station will launch from cape canaveral tomorrow. space x corporation of california successfully demonstrated it could do the job back in may when it docked its spacecraft with the iss. now it has a $1.6 billion contract with nasa for a dozen of these cargo missions. >>> it sounds
flight is huge, because it is the first contracted cargo re-supply flight in nasa's history. the others were scheduled at 8 p.m. eastern. >>> and a group of military wives making quite a statement as part of an effort to combat post traumatic stress disorder. this shows a woman holding her husband's gun, showing the heartfelt support, written across her back. her husband sought help for ptsd, but it was not enough. >> our soldiers have a lot to say. they have a lot bottled up inside of them. and no one is listening. i feel like they're afraid to be able to say what they need to say, because they're afraid it is going to hurt their record. >> after just a few months the photo campaign now includes hundreds of women from around the world, taking off their tops to battle bare. for more information on this head to cnn.com. >>> in new york this morning, the navy commissioned the uss michael murphy, the u.s. guided missile destroyer, the ship was named for lieutenant murphy, who was shot when he ran out into enemy fire. he was trying to get a clear signal so he could call for backup for his f
.6 billion contract with nasa. >>> latino voters are vital to president obama and mitt romney in the upcoming election. we're looking at the issues that will most impact their votes. online outfit piccolo headphones buy now broadway show megapixels place to sleep little roadster war and peace deep sea diving ninja app hipster glasses 5% cash back sign up to get 5% everywhere online through december. only from discover. ...and we inspected his brakes for free. -free is good. -free is very good. [ male announcer ] now get 50% off brake pads and shoes at meineke. >>> the vice presidential candidates meet in kentucky for their first and only debate. biden and ryan couldn't be further apart on the issues, but they both love to debate. i spoke with candy crowley our political correspondent about the race and what to expect. >> the vice presidential debate this week, a couple of your guest this is morning summed up the candidates this way. >> paul is a smart guy. he has committed his life to understanding the problems of our economy, presenting a plan for the american people. so i think that paul is
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contract for nasa. >>> saints quarterback drew brees made history, by leading his team to the first win of the season, over the san diego chargers. brees broke hall of famer johnny unitas' 52-year-old record by throwing a touchdown pass in his 48th-straight game. >> i think the amazing thing about a record like this is it spans over the course of really four seasons. and hopefully we can keep it going for a while. >> so, listen to this. brees was able to share the moment with suspended coaches sean payton and mickey loomis, who were allowed to attend that game. and drew brees will be a guest wednesday morning on "starting point." >> that's exciting. those coaches were suspended for the bounty scandal of the saints. they were allowed to watch in record being broken. that was nice for them. >> special permission. >>> 11 minutes past the hour. and today, the voters have spoken. it was a huge test of political power in venezuela. and hugo chavez. we're going live to caracas, coming up. ♪ my life begins today ♪ ♪ fly by night away from here ♪ ♪ change my life again ♪ ♪ fly by n
. the former u.s. air force test pilot helped develop the nasa astronaut program. he has base jumped from the world's tallest buildings. set a record for the lowest such jump off rio's price the redeemer statue, and completed the first crossing of the english channel with a specially made fiber wing. freefalling from the edge of space is a whole new ballgame. >> i guess the people imagine someone diving off diving board, have you to keep that position, don't you, because it would be very easy to spin out of control. >> so the first 30 seconds you cannot use the air, and that requires really stable exit. that's the reason where we practice a lot of bungee jumps. >> perfect. >> just to get the right motion into my mind. >> reporter: are you not scared in any way? >> well, i am scared because you go up to 120,000 feet, which is a really hostile environment, and no matter how much you have prepared yourself, you never know how it turns out until you do it for real. >> wow. that is a lot of nerve. he is right. baumgartner is scheduled to jump on tuesday, and he will be up 23 miles in the air w
different this time. >> three, two, one. and liftoff. >> liftoff, this is the first for nasa the rocket that blasted off the dragon capsule is commercially owned. nasa has contracted a dozen commercial flights to ferry cargo to the international space station. >>> it was a historic night for the new orleans saints and quarterback drew brees, broke the record held by johnny unitas by throwing a touchdown pass in his 48th straight game. brees did it in the first quarter and went on to throw three more. the saints needed it, they won the for the first time this season 31-24 over the san diego chargers. only 29 days to go until election day and this morning we're getting a new snapshot of the race. it does look like mitt romney is getting a bounce out of the debate. a gallup poll taken over seven days your bre break it down, in three days since the debate the race is tied at 47%. the three days prior to the debate, a five--point lead for president obama. that gone over the last three days. gallup asked who won the debate. last wednesday among debate watchers, 97% of republicans said mitt ro
by nasa. >>> two philadelphia brides will never forget their weddings for absolutely the wrong reasons. this weekend three people were arrested when two different wedding parties got into a fight in a hotel lobby. during the fight one of the wedding guests had a heart attack and died. still unclear why the brawl started in the first place. >>> an englishman and a japanese man will share the nobel prize for medicine. the announcement in in norway recognizes their understanding on how cells and organisms development. >>> cases of fungal meningitis are believed to be linked to tainted steroid injections. the maker of those injections is now recalling all of its products. our senior medical correspondent elizabeth cohen joins us now. this just seems to be getting bigger and bigger. >> it does. because i guess what they figured is if they got fungus in one of their products, maybe they got fungus in more of their products. it's a lot of products. some of the biggies are, ok, injectable steroids. what caused all these problems in the first place. lidocaine, morphine. for a list go to cnn.com
to hitch a ride with the russians up to the international space station. later this month, nasa's kevin ford will join two russian astronauts aboard a russian soyuz spacecraft that will blast them into orbit for a five-month stay. ford will join the station's current team and take over as expedition commander. this will mark for the second space flight and his first aboard a russian soyuz spacecraft. kevin ford is joining us live now from the cosmonaut training center in star city, russia, where he and his crewmates have been preparing for the mission. thank you for being with us. you will be at that time iss from the end of the month until march of next year. can you tell us what you will be doing while you are there? >> well, i can't tell you exactly what we will be doing but i can tell you what we plan to do. so we -- we hope to carry out a lot of science. we had a lot of training on maybe 30 or 40 different crew, intensive science projects that will do onboard. have to do with fluid dynamics, combustion, medicine, human science, various kinds of things. osteoporosis. they are all ve
. nasa says the chorus is called by plasma waves in earth's radiation belts. earth sings very nicely, it turns out, soledad. >> it just sounds weird. >> you don't like earth's singing voice? >> i don't know i believe it. our team, michael crowley, deputy washington bureau chief from "time" magazine, roland martin "host of washington watch with roland martin," and art cain. this may be my favorite story of the entire day. the 300-pound men on the football field, not to knock over opponents with their sheer size. starting guards thinks they're fashion victims. the nfl changed jerseys from reebok, a more generous cut, to nike, with a more body-contour fit, shows off your physique if you're tom brady or reggie bush but not so good if you're 3 300-pounder, alex boone, weighs 300 plus pounds, says he hates the jerseys. he says it makes him look fat and have love handles. he said, my wife says, it makes you look like you ate a small baby. >> i'm glad did you this story. i was at the houston texan game on sunday and i was sitting there going, that jersey look a little tight. i was going -- -
contracted by nasa to fly a dozen flights to resupply the space station. >>> fearless felix, he is also known as felix baumgartner, and he has gotten to be pretty fearless. he actually is going to jump out of a balloon. this is 23 miles above the earth. this is exactly what he plans to do. the idea is to set a world record for a freefall. he has already tried it from a lower altitude. brian todd is live in roswell, new mexico. wow. that's pretty cool. he was supposed to try it today, but didn't happen because of the weather. what's the plan? >> suzanne, the plan is for them to launch this mission very early tomorrow morning. probably about 8:30 eastern time is when the balloon and the capsule will go up. that's going to take about three hours to ascend and then by about 11:30 eastern time he is slated to basically step out of that capsule and do his jump. 120,000 feet above sea level, and that will set a freefall record. he is going to be actually freefalling roughly 115,000 feet. in the process of doing that, suzanne, he is also going to break a speed record. no one has gone above the speed
something about that is retired nasa astronaut mark kelly and husband of democratic congresswoman gabrielle giffords. he joined me earlier this morning to talk about this attempt and his new book called "ingenuoustron am r "mousetronaut." >> what do you think of felix baumgartner's attempt? >> a lot of risk. he's going to jump out of a capsule from the edges of space. but, you know, if he's got a good engineering team and his suit works and, you know, as he hits the atmosphere, if he can with stand those forces and then finally the chute opens he ould be okay. i'm optimistic. i think he can do that. >> there's a lot of ifs. if a good team, if the suit works, if the chute opens. is there any kind of a risk that you would ever take? >> well, certainly flying in a space shuttle as an enormous amount of risk. i don't no statistically what the risk there is. space shut simple a risky proposition to fly. we send guys out to do spak walks routinely and that's a similar thing to what you're looking at there with the exception he's his own re-entry vehicle. that's pretty hazardous. >> is there a sci
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